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The Mein Man: Kamrai Misses the Boat with Its Noodles

Dish: Boat Noodles Place: Kamrai Thai Cuisine, Shoreline Price: $9.50 In the Bowl: Per the menu: “Rice noodle with steam beef, green onions, cilantro and bean prouts.” Supporting Cast: A caddy of condiments: salt, chili flakes, chili oil, and Sriracha, I believe. What to do:…
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Noodle Boat: The best Thai food in the area

In a town of 10,000 Thai restaurants (or so it seems), it might seem a bit strange that the best is actually a distance out of town: Noodle Boat in Issaquah. I assert this for three reasons: (1) There are many unique dishes, (2) Prices…
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$5 Food Find: Thai Curry Simple’s Simple Curry

One: I read this pretty awesome review of Thai Curry Simple and decided I had to check it out for myself. Then I decided I had to share my review in the same format. The problem was that a lot of people decided to check…
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An array of Asian eateries

Still catching up on all my pre-December restaurant reports. Consider these quick bites of the Asian variety: Buddha Ruksa serves up some beautiful plates, placing it in the upper echelon of Thai restaurants in the Seattle area. Not as high as Noodle Boat in Issaquah,…
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Sticky rice and stuck “smile” at Viengthong

Seattle is saturated with Thai restaurants, most of which, for me, are just so-so. So when I get a hankering for food from that part of the world, I’m glad to know that Viengthong is a viable option, offering a sprinkling of Laotian dishes to…
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Racha Unveils a New Restaurant…and New Food

I’m disappointed with Thai food in Seattle. It’s not bad, but it’s uninspiring. So why would I want to go to Tukwila to sample more? That’s what I thought when invited to the new Racha Thai & Asian Kitchen at Southcenter Mall. Southcenter’s interesting. There…
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Crispy Chinese Watercress Salad at Sripraphai

After heading to Manhattan and walking/shopping off our Chinese lunch at Flushing’s Golden Mall, tired from the red-eye and eager to see Obama’s acceptance speech, we decided to head back to our hotel in Flushing fairly early. But not without first stopping off in Woodside…
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Dishin’: Racha’s Gotcha

We really hesitate to head out for curry, as it’s a staple in our cooking repertoire – sort of our emergency food. But when we found ourselves at Racha recently, we decided to give the exotic sounding Jungle Curry a try. It’s not that it…
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